NATION: House Democrats, making guns a priority, unveil a background check bill.
NEWS: We talked to Ben Stuckart, Shawn Poole and Chris Schroll about where they stand on the SPD-ombudsman tussle.
IN OTHER NEWS...
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced yesterday a "public option" for health insurance in the state. (Seattle Times)
The only solution?
President Donald Trump said the border wall is the only solution to ending the immigration "crisis" in a televised Oval Office address. The Washington Post dinged him for getting it wrong.
...So did the New York Times.
And that's that
Washington's UTC denied the Avista-Hydro One merger and it's not interested in reconsidering. (Spokesman-Review)